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  1. A Remarkable Response in a Clinical Trial

    ... about six months because of likely infection due to low white blood cell counts. My treatment at the beginning was decitabine ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 12:46pm.

  2. Doctor Helps Determine Her Own Aplastic Anemia and PNH Diagnosis

    ... I was covered with bruises.” “After ordering some blood work and finding that my platelets were low, I called a friend who was a ... just had my labs done. I was neutropenic (abnormally low white blood cell count) and was advised to immediately go home by a friend ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:36am.

  3. New treatment approved for certain high-risk AML

    ... bone marrow and results in an increased number of white blood cells in the bloodstream. The National Cancer Institute at the National ...

    Article last updated 08/30/2017 - 7:18am.

  4. What is a complete blood count test (CBC)?

    ... important test your doctor will ask you to get is a complete blood count, or CBC for short. The CBC measures the number of each blood cell ... of blood. A low count is called anemia . White blood cell count ( WBC ) measures the actual number of white ...

    FAQ last updated 01/04/2018 - 12:09pm.

  5. Treatments

    ... mature Increase the number of healthy cells in your blood Kill abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of  blasts  (young white blood cells) in your bone marrow that have an abnormal shape, size, or ...

    Topic section last updated 04/06/2018 - 12:30pm.

  6. Standardized High-Sensitivity Flow Cytometry Testing for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria in Children with Acquired Bone Marrow Failure Disorders: A Single Center U.S. Study

    ... (PNH) is a rare, acquired hematopoietic stem cell disorder that has not been well documented in children, particularly those ... and CD235a/CD59 panels were used for white blood cell and red blood cell testing, respectively. RESULTS: ...

    Research Article last updated 06/26/2017 - 9:22am.

  7. Feeling at home in the muddy water

    ... treatment, when I was no longer neutropenic (low number of white blood cells), we were out for lunch and I saw a sign for a yoga studio.  I ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:49am.

  8. I Was Alone With MDS Until I Connected With Others on Social Media

    ... epoetin (Procrit®) shots for eight weeks because my white blood cell count was so low. I started a regimen of an oral lenalidomide , ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 9:40am.

  9. Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... and just having fun. Then, in August 2009, I had a blood test and it showed something was off with my white and red blood cells. I had a repeat blood test in September and it ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 04/26/2018 - 10:43am.

  10. Patient Trusts Her Instincts in Finding the Right Treatment

    ... classes.   But I did get a cancer diagnosis -- a rare blood cancer called MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome). Specifically, it was the ... using a five day/1-hour infusion.  It dropped my white blood cells very low, my red cell count to 6.7 and my platelets to 11.  ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 05/10/2018 - 11:01am.